now registering for Family Herbalism classes free childcare provided Due to the popularity of the first class, a new session has just been added take a six week in-depth series or a one-day intensive class see http://www.abqoldschool.com for more information or to register
Family Herbalism Series: added session begins Aug. 6 In this 6 part series, participants will learn how herbs can treat many acute and chronic illnesses that are commonly experienced by families. Participants will get hands-on instruction on how to prepare and use herbal remedies. They will also learn how to identify medicinal plants, experiencing them as living beings during a field class in an urban medicine garden. Classes are offered as a series. Registrants will take home a bottle of tincture and a jar of salve that are made during the sessions and will also build a booklet of reference handouts to keep. Each class is 2 hours, except the final first aid and salve making class, which is 3 hours. The cost is $80 for the series (which includes a supplies fee to cover the cost of all herbal preparations). Class is limited to 8.
Family Herbalism Intensive: Oct. 8 In this 4-hour intensive class, participants will learn how herbs can treat many of the common illnesses experienced by families. Topics include coughs, colds, upset stomachs, ear aches, allergies, fungal infections and more. Participants will receive reference handouts to keep. Class costs $20 and is limited to 10.
Instructor Bio: Dara Saville has a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s degree from UNM. Her herbalism journey has included apprenticeships with Herbalists Mary Lou Singleton, Bert Norgordon, and Beverly McFarland. She has completed several in-depth Herbalism courses including The People's Medicine Fundamentals of Herbalism, Dr. Tierona Low Dog’s Foundations of Herbal Medicine, and When I Go Walking herbal field school. Dara has also taken classes with many well-known herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar, Matthew Wood, Paul Bergner, Jim McDonald, Kiva Rose Hardin, Howie Brounstein, CoreyPine Shane, and others. She is currently a student in Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbalism program. Her experience with all of these teachers has resulted in a passion for the plants of the southwest and the creation of the Old School Herbalism program, which takes a bioregional approach to plant medicine. In addition to teaching and learning from the plants, she happily maintains her own medicinal herb garden at home and is the primary healthcare provider for her family of 4.
The Old School Herbalism program is committed to empowering The People by making herbal education affordable and accessible to all.